August 30, 1976

Special Report: U. S., USSR Strategic Weapons Shifts

Soviets Grasping Strategic Lead

Safety

Approach Procedure Blamed in Mishap

Space Technology

Viking 2 Set for Sept. 3 Mars Landing

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Special Report: U. S., USSR Strategic Weapons Shifts

Soviets Grasping Strategic Lead

Recent weapons initiatives, including advances in ABM technology, endanger effectiveness of U. S. deterrent

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Safety

Approach Procedure Blamed in Mishap

Medical and Pathological Information. Eight persons were injured during the evacuation. One passenger sustained a fractured right ankle and was hospitalized; the remaining seven injuries were minor. Fire. There was no fire. A witness said that when he saw the aircraft strike an object short of the runway threshold, he also saw a burst of fire of very short duration near the No. 3 engine at the rear section of the aircraft fuselage.
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Space Technology

Viking 2 Set for Sept. 3 Mars Landing

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Air Transport

Bangor Pushing City Airport as Gateway

Bangor, Me.—Drive by city officials here to establish their local airport as another East Coast international gateway has produced significant successes. But the project is still in an experimental stage with numerous obstacles yet to be surmounted before full stature as an international port of entry can be realized.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Bearingless Rotor Hub in Development

Philadelphia—Boeing Vertol is developing a helicopter bearingless main rotor (BMR) hub for the Army that could save $60 million over a ten-year period if applied to a fleet of 1,100 utility tactical transport aircraft system (UTTAS) helicopters.

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Missile Engineering

Arabs Seen Challenging Israel at Sea

Haifa—Israeli naval planners fear that expanded arms export drives by the U. S. and Europe in the Middle East will vastly increase sea power within the Arab world and challenge Israeli control of its sea lanes. These planners are convinced that Saudi Arabia will ask for—and receive—the McDonnell Douglas Harpoon anti-shipping missile to arm the 10 guided-missile patrol (PGM) boats that country is receiving from the U. S.

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Air Transport

North Atlantic Fare Talks Stalled

Canadian charter competitive proposal, dispute between U. S. flags cloud conference, as does CAB disagreement

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Space Technology

Nasa Sorts Space Exposure Candidates

Washington—National Aeronautics and Space Administration has begun accepting and sorting experiment candidates for the initial flight of the space shuttle-launched long-duration exposure facility (LDEF). Six major experiment candidate areas already are under development for the mission, which is scheduled for launch on the third space shuttle flight in July, 1979 (AW&ST May 17, p. 20).

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Avionics

Controls Tightened on Data-link Units

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Aeronautical Engineering

Aluminum Fuel Cells Studied for Tanker

Seattle—Boeing Co. will propose the use all-welded integrally stiffened aluminum fuel cells as a means of minimizing the weight of the fuel storage system on the USAF advanced tanker/cargo aircraft (ATCA). The company already has designed and built all-welded cells for three Iranian 747s that are being converted to tanker/cargo use for the Iranian air force.

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